The FA Respect Awards
Each year, The FA seeks out the clubs, leagues and individuals that make football a better game across the country. These are the champions of Respect - people prepared to go the extra mile to ensure football is fair, enjoyable and safe.
The FA looks for nominees who achieve this through one of the following:
- Educating teams, coaches, spectators or players
- Encouraging players, coaches, spectators or teams to strive for high standards of behaviour
- Dealing with poor behaviour, incentivising good behaviour
- Recruiting, retaining and valuing referees
- Improving a situation of established poor behaviour
- Campaigning in an effective and persuasive way
- The work of individuals that have improved the environment in which the game takes place
- A spontaneous act of fair play or kindness that demonstrates respect in the game
In total sixteen awards are made, including the prestigious Bobby Moore Trophy which recognises an exceptional individual contribution. A range of prizes are awarded which include cash prizes, coaching bursaries, guest appearances by football speakers and hospitality at England games.
All winners will be invited to an awards ceremony and lunch prior to the FA Community Shield at Wembley Stadium in August.
How to nominate:
Self-nominations or nominations made by a friend, relative, team-mate or any third party are all acceptable. All nominations considered by The FA are subject to reference or endorsement checks with the relevant club, league or association. The application process can be done quickly online with the window open annually from May to June.